While CZS Brookfield Zoo’s Asian small-clawed otters were born in November of last year, 2022 still brought many milestones for the precious pups. Take a look at their progress throughout the year, from playing in the pool for the first time to fishing for live minnows!
October 31st, 2022 — A rare baby southern white rhinoceros has been born at Merseyside’s Knowsley Safari.
The southern white rhino calf arrived safely into the world on the evening of Sunday 23rd October, to mother Meru, following a calm and relaxed labour.
The birth was a welcome surprise to the Knowsley Safari team as white rhinos have a gestation period of 16 to 18 months and Meru had past her expected due date so it was thought that the pregnancy may not have progressed.
SEATTLE—While Seattle only got a dusting of snow, Woodland Park Zoo’s new cubs—a female brown bear named Juniper and a female grizzly bear named Fern—had fun today (November 29, 2022) exploring the light winter wonderland. Juniper especially loved catching snowflakes on her little pink tongue!
The littlest member of Calgary Zoo’s African crested porcupine family is now spending all its time out in the main habitat! Watch out, because this rowdy porcupette is already perfecting its mock threat displays. Raising its quills and crest while stomping about is all part of learning how to be a proper porcupine.
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Valencia, December 13, 2022.- On December 9, the little elephant who was born on a full moon night as a result of the important European Program for the Conservation of the African elephant (EEP), was 1 month old. A hopeful birth for this imposing species that is "in danger of extinction" according to the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
As snow fell across most parts of the UK last night and in the early hours of the morning, it was not only people waking up to a large covering of snow. Animals at the Hertfordshire Zoo Paradise Wildlife Park woke up to a rather unusual morning at the zoo.
Sedgwick County Zoo's Chimp Mom Mahale was a bit apprehensive, which is exactly what the keepers expected. She wanted Father Moshi to meet Kucheza but only if he kept his distance!
She has allowed him to get closer since the initial introduction but he continues to be incredibly respectful of her space.
***a note about the background noise: there are fans throughout the behind the scenes area for circulation and one of them is right next to this spot. they are not as loud as they seem on camera - microphones just have a way of amplifying wind noise and this happens to be the best spot for filming!
A new star in stripes… and spots! An endangered Malayan tapir has been born at Chester Zoo – giving an important boost to conservation efforts to protect the species.
A rare Malayan tapir has been born at Chester Zoo in what has been hailed as an “important moment” for the conservation of the endangered species.
The female calf, which has been named Nessa, arrived to parents Margery (10) and Betong (10) in the early hours of Wednesday 30 November, weighing just 9kg. It followed a 13-month-long (391-day) pregnancy.
Chester Zoo is one of just two British zoos currently caring for the Malayan tapir – a species listed as endangered on the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN’s) Red List of Threatened Species.
In late October, UK’s Paignton Zoo revealed the exciting news that they had welcomed a male baby orang-utan. Mother and baby have been off-show to visitors whilst they settle in and bond but now they both can be seen by visitors in their Ape House.
The baby was born to mother Chinta, a 32-year-old Bornean orang-utan, and father Wousan who is 14 years old, on 24 October 2022.
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Omaha, Neb. (Dec. 6, 2022) – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium proudly announces the birth of four Cheetah cubs on November 4. 2022. The four cubs were born to mother Clio and father Refu at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park.
“These cubs are a great example of the collaboration benefits among zoos,” said Dr. Jason Herrick, Vice President of Conservation and Animal Health for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. “Not long ago, cheetahs were considered one of the more difficult species to breed in zoos. Over the last couple of decades, the members of the National Cheetah Breeding Center Coalition, including our Wildlife Safari Park, have worked together to really figure out how to breed cheetahs.”